Bucs fall to Eagles in Big 10 play

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CLARKSBURG — Buckhannon-Upshur was plagued by 24 turnovers in dropping a 67-51 verdict to Robert C. Byrd on Friday night.

The Bucs of first-year coach Travis Foster are now 4-8 overall and 3-4 in Big 10 Conference games. They will return to action Friday night at Philip Barbour before returning home next Monday to host East Fairmont for a makeup contest.

The Eagles (6-5, 5-3 Big 10) bolted out to a 20-6 lead after one quarter and led by 17, at 34-17, at the intermission.

The lead swelled to 49-30 after three quarters.

Dawson Lilly tossed in 12 points and Greyson Shepherd finished with 11 points and six rebounds to pace B-U, which held a 33-30 rebounding advantage and connected on 40 percent of its field-goal attempts on 18-of-45 shooting.

The Bucs were 4-of-15 from beyond the arc for 26.7 percent.

Drew Heatherly added eight points and two steals and Brayden Cutlip seven points, six caroms and one blocked shot.

RCB shot 51 percent from the floor, connecting on 23-of-45 of its attempts. The Eagles were led in scoring by Brice Roseborough with 18 points, followed by Khori Miles with 16 and Gavin Kennedy with 14.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur (4-8, 3-4 Big 10)

Drew Heatherly 4 0-0 8, Taylor Whitehair 1 0-0 2, Holden Edwards 1 0-0 2, Greyson Shepherd 3 3-4 11, Brayden Cutlip 3 1-2 7, Logan Hitt 1 0-0 3, Ryan  Hurst 0 2-2 2, Dawson Lilly 4 3-5 12, Jacob Loudin 0 2-2 2, Austin Bowen 1 0-0 2, Ryan Strader 0 0-0 0, Zach White 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 11-15 51

Robert C. Byrd (6-5, 5-3 Big 10)

Khori Miles 5 6-8 16, Gavin Kennedy 5 2-4 14, Tre Junkins 4 1-2 9, Brice Roseborough 8 0-0 18, Tanner Kennedy 0 1-4 1, Jacob Scotchie 0 2-2 2, Bryson Lucas 1 4-6 7, Xavier Lopez 0 0-0 0, Blake Meighen 0 0-0 0, Nathan Helm 0 0-0 0, Greg Mascia 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 16-26 67

Buckhannon-Upshur    6  11  13  21 — 51

Robert C. Byrd            21  13  15  18 — 67

3-point goals — B-U 4-15 (Shepherd 2-4, Hitt 1-2, Lilly 1-2, Heatherly 0-2, Whitehair 0-4, Edwards 0-1), RCB 5-15 (G. Kennedy 2-3, Roseborough 2-6, Lucas 1-2, Miles 0-1, T. Kennedy 0-1, Scotchie 0-1, Meighen 0-1). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — B-U 33 (Shepherd, Cutlip 6), RCB 30 (Junkins, Helm 7). Assists — B-U 7 (Heatherly, Whitehair, Edwards, Cutlip, Hitt and Loudin 1), RCB 13 (T. Kennedy 4). Total fouls — B-U 18, RCB 14

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